Hi everyone! It's Aliza here today. I often say (to myself mostly) that when I grow up, I want to be Jane Goodall. Which is my silly way of saying that I admire her greatly. I admire her love, passion and her commitment to this planet and its creatures. Lucky for me, she is also a prolific author. Her most recent book, Seeds of Hope was all about the world of plants, which inspired the photos that I share with you today.
The idea is simple; Even in a most man-made environment, life will find a way to take root and grow. Sometimes, it is put there by humans, but often it is through the sheer power of biology that life keeps going and going. As I have mentioned many (possibly a million, or so) times, I live in the city, so this idea changed the way I look at my suroundings. I started to appreciate all the places where life continues amidst the metal and the concrete and the boarded up windows:
And every once in a while, a photo like this makes its way onto a layout, or in this case, into a mini album:
Perhaps sometime soon, you might like to take a walk with your camera, and take a look around for some signs of life doing its thing; you know, living.